Etiquette

Road Race Etiquette Tips

There are several aspects to road racing that must fall into place in order to make the event successful and proper road race etiquette often begins long before the starting gun is fired. In many cases there will be pre-race instructions included in the race package that competitors pick up when they register. It will tell them where to park so the...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Skating Rink Etiquette

All it really takes is a bit of common sense and attention to basic regulations to be up-to-date on proper skating rink etiquette. Most skating rinks will have rules posted in plain sight. Make a point of reading them especially if you've never been to that rink before. There might be rules specific to that rink only, so even if you've been to...
Jan 17, 2015 |

Black Tie Dress Etiquette

So, you received an invitation to a "black-tie" event. That's a good thing. It means that someone thinks enough of you to include you in something very special, very formal and sophisticated. But, if you've never been to a black-tie gathering, you may be wondering what to wear. At an important social event, the last thing you want to do is commit...
Jan 14, 2015 |

Book Review: The Book Of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney

When I downloaded the (free) e-book The Book of Business Etiquette by Nella Braddy Henney I was fully anticipating reading a not-so-enthusiastic rendition of how to act while in business meetings, how to handle difficult clients/customers, how to put together a proper meeting for clients, etc. Because, after all, books like this aren't usually...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Impressing Your Customers - Proper Etiquette for Customer Service

In today's competitive climate, those of us in the service industry continue to improve on our customer service techniques. "Exceed Expectations," "WOW Them," "Create Value," "Offer Additional Services," "Find out what they want and then tailor your presentation to their needs." We've all heard these great buzz phrases that motivate us to win over...
Dec 24, 2014 |

20 Business Telephone Etiquette Tips

Today's technology has many advantages and a great many disadvantages. I often wonder how our society survived without a mobile telephone. I wonder how I survived without the Internet. I was connected when Prodigy was first introduced on the scene. The pharmaceutical company for which I worked provided a laptop to help me manage my territory or I...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Party Invitation Wording Etiquette

Throwing a party? The last thing you want to worry about is proper party invitation etiquette - yet, the right party invitation wording is more important than you might think. The very appearance, and your choice of words, should tell guests what they can expect from your party. A stiff, engraved card with conventional choice of words conveys a...
Dec 24, 2014 |

Career Advice: 5 Ways to Improve Your Office Etiquette

In today's relaxed workplace, employees can often use a refresher course on proper office etiquette. Fortunately, some of the etiquette rules are universal. Learning these five tips will help you adjust to a new workplace and build strong working relationships.
Dec 24, 2014 |

US Flag Etiquette

Find answers to common and uncommon questions about the United States Flag and its evolution. Information on Flag etiquette and the U.S. Flag Code. Patriotic poems, hymns, and essays.
Apr 4, 2016 |

Readers write: Train memories, Brontës depiction, people's enemies

There are no more train whistles, but we hear lots of talking, laughing, and people enjoying themselves. Recommended: Could you pass a US citizenship test? Regarding the March 27 Chapter & Verse... Read More

Will North Korea bring the US and ASEAN together?, Chibok girls freed but concerns remain, What did Erdoğan get out of talks with Putin?, Venezuelan opposition should seek common ground with Chávist loyalists, A bipartisan case for Comey's dismissal

"Diplomatic relations between the US and countries in this region have often been hampered by different standards and interpretations of political integrity...," states an editorial. "At least on... Read More

Last show for Ringling: Why it’s not really the end of the circus

On May 21 the circus long promoted as “The Greatest Show on Earth” is closing down with a final performance in Uniondale, N.Y. – attended by no small dose of bittersweet nostalgia from fans and the... Read More